“I walked through Graeser Park last evening and just began to cry. The restoration is so wonderful, and the photo of me with my older siblings is one of few of my youth. We lived at 4509 Quail Avenue North in Robbinsdale, and often had picnics here! In this July 1960 photo, I’m on the left and was 4, my brother Curt Brookins was 6 and lives in Golden Valley, and my sister Annette Brookins Petta was 9 and now lives in Arizona.”

Submitted July 3, 2023